Lemon Cucumber Water

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Lemon Cucumber Water- Looking for yet another way to utilize Lemon Cucumbers? How about water with lemon cucumber? This is probably the easiest drink recipe in existence, and so good for you! The cucumbers, lemon, and mint flavor the water making for a refreshing beverage to enjoy any time of day. This is a great use for all that fresh mint and cucumbers from your garden or the Farmers Market!

Three lemon cucumbers with a lemon and glasses of water with cucumber and lemon in them.

Lemon Cucumber Mint Water

Here I am again, coming at you with another use for lemon cucumbers! If you’re going to make lemon cucumber water, why not put lemon cucumbers in it? Lemon Cucumbers are one of my favorite veggies. This water has two types of cucumber in it! Not just lemon cucumbers, but English (also known as hothouse) cucumbers as well.

Whether you find them at your Farmers Market, in your CSA box, or you grow them or know someone who does, why not have as many ideas as you can for ways to use up your lemon cucumbers? I grow them every year, and I am always dreaming up new ways to cook with them, and I love sharing those ideas with you!

If you love lemon cucumbers too and want some more ideas, check out my recipes for lemon cucumber pickles and lemon cucumber salad. Both are wonderful, and would go great with a tall glass of this water. In fact, this cucumber, lemon, and mint water has some of the same ingredients as my salad recipe. Why not pull double duty and make both?

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

There are so many reasons to love cucumber and lemon water! For one thing, this is by far the easiest recipe you’ll find on the blog, or anywhere else for that matter!

  • Minimal Prep
  • Few Ingredients
  • Delicious and Refreshing
  • Easy and Healthy

What’s not to love there? I like adding things to my water to make it a little tastier. I drink water almost exclusively except for my morning coffee, and I love doing things to jazz it up a little. Cucumbers and lemons in water is one of my all time favorites!

Benefits of Water With Lemon Cucumber And Mint

We all know that drinking water is beneficial, but there are actually added benefits of drinking lemon and cucumber in water.

I am not a nutritionist and I do not claim to be one. 

That being said, there are a few worthwhile benefits that I will briefly share, because I think it is great information to have. 

  1. It helps you stay hydrated!
  2. Provides antioxidants.
  3. The potassium in cucumbers can potentially lower your blood pressure.

These are just a sampling of the positive benefits to drinking lemon cucumber water, for more information please see this short article from Healthline that has some helpful information that has been reviewed by a doctor.

Ingredients Needed

Water- Of course this is the most important ingredient! You can use bottled water, filtered water, or tap water (if your tap water is suitable to drink unfiltered of course).

Lemon Cucumbers- These yellow beauties are the star of the recipe. They are a lovely yellow color ranging from very pale to dark yellow. Lemon cucumbers are available during Summer and early Fall. If you want or need to make this recipe without them, you still can! I have recipe variations further down in the post to help with that!

English Cucumbers- I prefer these over a regular cucumber, and they add a pop of color against the yellow of the lemons and lemon cucumbers in the water. 

Fresh Mint Leaves- I love the cooling effect the mint brings!

Lemons- The lemon really plays well with the cucumber. If you have never had lemon and cucumber in your water before, you might expect that the lemon would overpower the cucumber, but that isn’t the case at all. They really play off each other quite nicely.

Glasses of lemon cucumber water with mint leaves and a wooden spoon.

How To Make Lemon Cucumber Water

This is such an easy recipe! For full instructions and tips, be sure to head down the post to the recipe card. There is not much to this recipe other than slicing the cucumbers and lemon and adding them to your water along with the mint. I do have some tips in the recipe card that you will find useful!

How To Store Lemon Cucumber Water

This can be stored in the pitcher you make it in. Be sure to keep it refrigerated when not serving it so the cucumbers and lemon don’t go bad. It also tastes better cold.

To make sure that the lemon and cucumber slices stay fresh, I recommend drinking this within three days of making it. If you want more you can always make more once you have used up a batch. 

Cucumber Water Recipe Variations

There are a few ways to change this up a bit to add variety. Here are some suggestions:

  • If lemon cucumbers are not in season, you can use extra English cucumbers as a substitute.
  • Try adding some basil with the mint, or instead of the mint!
  • For a more delicate and slightly floral flavor profile, use Meyer Lemons instead of a standard lemon. For more info on Meyer Lemons, see my recipe for Meyer Lemon Curd.
  • If you can’t find English (also known as hothouse) cucumbers, regular cucumbers are fine.

I’m so glad you stopped by, and I hope you love this recipe for lemon cucumber water! 

Did you try this recipe? If so, I’d love to hear from you! Ratings and comments are always welcome! Have you signed up for my newsletter? If you haven’t, you can sign up below for all the latest updates right to your inbox, and a free ebook. Happy Cooking!

two glasses of lemon cucumber water with a spoon.
Yield: 8 Servings

Lemon Cucumber Water

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

This Lemon Cucumber Water is easy, refreshing, and a wonderful use for garden cucumbers and mint. If you've never added lemon and cucumbers to your water, you may never go back to plain old water after trying this!

Ingredients

  • 2 Quarts of Water
  • 3-4 Lemon Cucumbers
  • 1/2 of an English Cucumber
  • 1 large Lemon
  • 1 bunch of fresh Mint Leaves

Instructions

  1. Add 2 quarts of water to a large pitcher (at least a 4 quart size).
  2. Slice the lemon into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices and add to the water.
  3. Cut the 3-4 lemon cucumbers (if your lemon cucumbers are small you may need to use 2 to 3 more) into slices the same thickness as the lemon slices, 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
  4. Add the lemon cucumber slices to the water.
  5. Next, cut the English Cucumber into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices and add to the pitcher.
  6. Remove the mint leaves from their stems and add to the water. You should have a handful, or around 1/2 cup of leaves.
  7. Add them to the water and stir well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Notes

Use bottled or filtered water for the best flavor. If you have good quality tap water then by all means use that!

You can either chill the water before adding the lemon, cucumber, and mint, or you can add them to the water at room temperature and combine everything before chilling the whole thing together. This is really up to you.

I recommend slicing the cucumber and lemon right before adding to the water. Don't cut them in advance. They will lose freshness and flavor.

You don't need to chop the mint leaves, but if you want to bring out more mint flavor, add the leaves to the bottom of the pitcher and use a wooden spoon to smash the leaves into the bottom and sides of the pitcher. This will help release the oils from the mint and bring out more flavor.

There is no need to peel the cucumbers.

If you want to try something a little different, use Meyer lemons if they are in season. The slightly floral note is lovely with the cucumbers and mint!

If you can't find lemon cucumbers or they are out of season, you can still make this water! Just use 1 1/2 English Cucumbers as a substitute.

Regular cucumbers are fine to use if you cannot find English cucumbers.

This will last for about 5 days in your refrigerator, however it is best if you drink it within three days of making it. Be sure to store it in the fridge when you are not serving it.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

All information presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist or registered dietitian and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline. Statements within this site have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is provided for recipes contained on this site. This information comes from online calculators. Although The Copper Table attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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